$2K ultrasound probe for iPhones gets FDA nod October 27, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a portable ultrasound transducer that is based on a semiconductor chip, is designed to work with iPhones, and will sell for around $2,000. The device will make imaging accessible to a much broader audience, according to the company. Discuss
High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI October 27, 2017 -- Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI screening, many women with a higher lifetime risk of breast cancer still decline MRI scans, according to research presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego. Discuss
Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid October 26, 2017 -- Point-of-care ultrasound is an effective tool that is increasingly being implemented to help diagnose disease and plan treatment. The technology is particularly useful for finding fluid, according to a study published online October 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Discuss
Minnies 2017 winners portend radiology's augmented future October 25, 2017 -- This year's Minnies winners point to a future in which medical imaging evolves into what some are beginning to call augmented radiology -- where radiologists are assisted in their duties by a variety of technologies ranging from artificial intelligence to 3D printing to advanced visualization.
How do seniors react to amyloid-PET results? October 25, 2017 -- When told that PET scans have revealed elevated levels of beta-amyloid plaque in their brains, senior citizens feel frustrated and ask for more information about their chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online October 23 in JAMA Neurology. Discuss
Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency October 24, 2017 -- Is the risk model used in the National Lung Screening Trial really the best one for determining which individuals should get CT screening for lung cancer? Maybe not, according to Canadian researchers who published what they think might be a more effective model in an October 17 paper in Lancet Oncology. Discuss
Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing October 24, 2017 -- Researchers have proposed a novel approach to chronic wound healing that involves image analysis combined with 3D modeling and bioprinting. They have used wound images from patients with diabetes, burns, and metabolic conditions that can cause tissue death. Discuss
5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation October 23, 2017 -- Is accreditation of your echocardiography lab getting you down? Don't let it! In a new article, Judith Buckland of CardioServ interviews Sue Jensen of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission on why accreditation is easier than you think. Discuss